Progent's Ransomware Forensics Analysis and Reporting Services in St. Louis
Progent's ransomware forensics consultants can capture the system state after a ransomware attack and perform a comprehensive forensics analysis without impeding activity required for operational resumption and data restoration. Your St. Louis organization can utilize Progent's ransomware forensics report to combat future ransomware attacks, validate the recovery of encrypted data, and meet insurance and regulatory reporting requirements.
Ransomware forensics investigation involves tracking and documenting the ransomware attack's progress throughout the targeted network from start to finish. This audit trail of how a ransomware attack progressed through the network helps you to assess the damage and brings to light gaps in rules or work habits that should be corrected to prevent later breaches. Forensic analysis is commonly given a top priority by the insurance provider and is typically required by government and industry regulations. Because forensic analysis can take time, it is essential that other key recovery processes like business resumption are executed in parallel. Progent maintains a large roster of IT and cybersecurity professionals with the skills needed to perform the work of containment, operational continuity, and data restoration without disrupting forensics.
Ransomware forensics analysis is time consuming and requires intimate interaction with the groups focused on file restoration and, if needed, settlement talks with the ransomware Threat Actor (TA). forensics typically require the examination of all logs, registry, GPO, Active Directory (AD), DNS servers, routers, firewalls, scheduled tasks, and basic Windows systems to look for variations.
Activities associated with forensics include:
- Detach but avoid shutting off all potentially impacted devices from the system. This may require closing all Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) ports and Internet facing NAS storage, modifying admin credentials and user PWs, and configuring two-factor authentication to secure your backups.
- Copy forensically valid digital images of all exposed devices so the file restoration team can get started
- Save firewall, virtual private network, and other critical logs as soon as feasible
- Establish the kind of ransomware used in the assault
- Survey every computer and storage device on the system as well as cloud-hosted storage for indications of encryption
- Inventory all encrypted devices
- Establish the kind of ransomware involved in the assault
- Study logs and user sessions in order to establish the time frame of the assault and to spot any potential sideways movement from the first infected system
- Identify the attack vectors exploited to carry out the ransomware attack
- Look for the creation of executables surrounding the first encrypted files or system breach
- Parse Outlook web archives
- Analyze email attachments
- Separate any URLs embedded in email messages and determine if they are malicious
- Produce detailed attack documentation to meet your insurance and compliance requirements
- Suggest recommendations to shore up cybersecurity gaps and improve workflows that lower the risk of a future ransomware breach
Progent has provided remote and onsite IT services across the U.S. for more than 20 years and has earned Microsoft's Gold Partner designation in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity competencies. Progent's roster of subject matter experts includes consultants who have earned advanced certifications in core technology platforms such as Cisco networking, VMware virtualization, and popular Linux distros. Progent's cybersecurity experts have earned industry-recognized certifications including CISM, CISSP, and CRISC. (Refer to Progent's certifications). Progent also offers guidance in financial and ERP applications. This broad array of skills allows Progent to identify and consolidate the undamaged parts of your IT environment after a ransomware intrusion and rebuild them rapidly into an operational system. Progent has collaborated with leading insurance providers including Chubb to assist organizations recover from ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Analysis Services in St. Louis
To find out more about ways Progent can assist your St. Louis organization with ransomware forensics, call 1-800-462-8800 or see Contact Progent.